Maureen Wentworth joined the Ed-Fi Alliance team in June of 2017 as a manager for strategic partnerships. In this role, Maureen serves as part of the leadership team working to drive meaningful adoption of the Ed-Fi Standard, leading outreach and support across state education agencies and helping to guide the direction of the Ed-Fi community. Maureen has a demonstrated commitment to education and has spent her career working to improve systems so that all students have a chance to succeed. Prior to joining the Ed-Fi Alliance, Maureen served as the Director of Education Data and Information Systems at the Council of Chief State School Officers. While at CCSSO, Maureen established the CIO Network and worked with state education agency leadership to leverage a collective influence throughout the education IT community. In her early career, Maureen worked at a number of national and international nonprofit organizations including Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Greenhill Centre for Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, Project Vote, the American Youth Policy Forum, Every Child Matters, and Mentoring International. Maureen’s passion for serving kids drives everything she does. She graduated from American University with a B.A. in Political Science and received her M.B.A. from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. Maureen lives in Lakeway, Texas with her husband, four year old daughter, and hairy dog.